"Curiously enough, the only thing that went through the mind of the bowl of petunias as it fell was “Oh no, not again”.
All Community Engagement
Do you want to meet people (like you), that volunteer, or give their own time in our great city?
Manchester Volunteer Meet Ups are facilitated by Volunteer Centre Manchester (which is managed by Macc), and provide a chance for people in the City of Manchester who are volunteering - or seeking to volunteer, to come together; learn about relevant volunteering opportunities, network, share experiences and get support.
...there's tea and cake too!
The idea is to create a welcoming space for anyone to take a seat, enjoy a freshly cooked meal, meet members of their community and find out what’s going on in the area. The Community Diner is taking place at Northmoor Community Centre, 95-97 Northmoor Road, Longsight, Manchester, M12 5RT, Wednesday s 12pm-2pm (takeawyas from 1pm).
The NHS would like to know more about your thoughts of your cancer screening experience(s) within Greater Manchester and whether cancer screening is or is not a good opportunity to talk to people about healthy lifestyles and promote other cancer screening opportunities. A series of group discussions is taking place around Greater Manchester on behalf of Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership.
Thursday 21 September saw the Whitemoss Club for Young People and ten Co-op volunteers organise a tea party for local people.
The Co-op supplied the food and some raffle prizes, and it gave everyone the chance to come together and make new friends. The term reducing social isolation is often used but the friendships made at the party could have a significant positive effect on this. The Co-op ’s involvement is a great example of how building relationships between the voluntary and private sectors can positively impact a community.
Don’t be shy, come and tell your story
How long have you lived in Moss Side?
Come and meet your neighbour and make new friends
Tell a friend about the event
This project was developed with residents from Moss Side and Hulme to create opportunities to meet with other residents from surrounding areas to share accounts and stories about Moss Side past and present.
Our seventh Volunteers’ Week Spirit Story comes from Eileen – a volunteer with Age UK Manchester.
"Age UK Manchester (formerly Age Concern Manchester) is an independent charity working with and for older people across Manchester.
Our fourth, fifth and sixth Volunteer's Week Spirit Stories come from Beca, Al and Marie who all volunteer with Manchester Action on Street Health (MASH).
"MASH supports women engaged in prostitution (sex work). Last year MASH supported 884 women.
Our third Volunteers’ Week Spirit Story comes from Hannah – a volunteer with City Year UK.
City Year UK is a youth social action charity, challenging 18 - 25 year olds to give a year in their local community supporting students and schools in disadvantaged areas across Greater Manchester.
City Year volunteers give their time 4 days a week at a local school as tutors, mentors and role models, supporting students both in and outside the classroom.
Our first Volunteers’ Week Spirit Story comes from Molly – a volunteer with NAPAC who supports the organisation as a Telephone Support Line Call Handler.
NAPAC helps adults that have been abused in childhood; their main area of work is to offer a Telephone Support line that provides support to adult survivors of child abuse. NAPAC also provides support via e-mail and they pride themselves on answering every call or e-mail they receive individually.